We are pleased that you have decided to become a candidate for admission to St. Mark’s School.
All steps necessary to complete the application process are outlined below. Please feel free to contact us
if you have any questions.
1. Schedule a Visit to
An interview is REQUIRED as part of the application process, so please schedule a visit
to St. Mark’s. Contact the Admission Office 508-786-6118 or [email protected]
as our appointment calendar fills quickly. International students,
please refer to our International Applicants
contacting us to schedule a visit.
2. Required Testing
3. Complete Application
The completed application (Parts I, II, III), Family Information form and the application fee must be postmarked by January 31 for the first round of admission decisions.
*Our online application is often updated between June and September, please do not begin it until October 1st.
St. Mark's also accepts the Gateway to Prep Schools, SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO), and TABS common applications. Please note, students who choose to apply through these common applications are required to complete St. Mark's application supplement and fulfill all of the recommendation requirements listed in section 4 below.
Traits like teamwork, empathy, and integrity are a sign of values and character in action and part of what we're looking for in your child. St. Mark's is pleased to participate in the beta testing pilot of SSATB's innovative Character Skills Assessment (CSA), a groundbreaking assessment meant to examine character traits children demonstrate every day in school and in the community. Built by admission test experts at SSATB in conjunction with independent schools, the CSA will help our admission team understand the unique values that applicants will contribute to the St. Mark's community. Visit SSAT to learn more.
4. Recommendation Forms
Bring the English, foreign language, and math forms to your current teachers along with stamped envelopes addressed to St. Mark’s. Ask them to complete the forms after November 1 and return them to our office by January 31. If you are not enrolled in a foreign language course, or if English is your foreign language, please submit the science recommendation instead. The Special Interest Recommendation form is optional. St. Mark’s accepts the Common Recommendation form.
Please note that you are still required to submit all three recommendation forms if you apply through Gateway, TABS, or SSAT (SAO).
English Recommendation Form
Foreign Language Recommendation Form
Science Recommendation Form
Special Interest Recommendation Form
5. School Report Form and Home Schooling Supplement
Ask a school official to send the completed School Report form and a complete transcript from the previous and current year. In addition, submit updated grades through February when they become available.
School Report Form
Home schooled students are required to submit the Home Schooling Supplement. You may download a printable copy or contact the admission office to have one mailed.
Home Schooling Supplement
6. Portfolio Submission
If you have a well developed talent in the creative or performing arts, you may submit samples of your work for review by St. Mark's art, theater and music faculty. You may also submit athletic videos for our coaches to view. St. Mark's accepts athletic videos and art submissions via Slideroom. Please review the detailed submission instructions on the Slideroom website. If you elect not to submit materials via Slideroom, you may include with your application a printed art portfolio or athletic resume that lists your training and experience, repertoire or roles performed and honors received. For network security purposes, we cannot accept submissions via USB drives, CD, DVD, or email.
7. Letter of Decision and Re-Visit Days
Letters of decision will be mailed on March 10, and your reply is expected by April 10. Students who are accepted will be invited to Re-Visit campus during select dates in early April.